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Denby Fawcett: Has Carpenters Union Lost Some Of Its Political Muscle? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Denby Fawcett: Has Carpenters Union Lost Some Of Its Political Muscle?

Its super PACs have spent big money in recent elections, but its anointed candidates often lose. The latest example: Colleen Hanabusa.
Four Takeaways From Hawaii’s Pre-Primary Election Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Four Takeaways From Hawaii’s Pre-Primary Election Spending

Gubernatorial candidate Colleen Hanabusa is the big winner in labor unions' super PAC sweepstakes, election reports show.
Union: Marriott Agrees To Subsidize Hotel Workers’ Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Union: Marriott Agrees To Subsidize Hotel Workers’ Housing

Local 5 also says that the company has promised to install panic buttons in response to sexual harassment concerns.
Civil Beat Wins Right To Intervene In HPD Arbitration Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Wins Right To Intervene In HPD Arbitration Case

The news outlet has been seeking the report that gave Sgt. Darren Cachola his job back.
Hirono Bill Aims To Strengthen Unions Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Bill Aims To Strengthen Unions

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono was joined by Democratic leaders a day after the Supreme Court ruled against organized labor to try to shore up membership.
Economists: Public Employee Union Membership Is Bound To Drop Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economists: Public Employee Union Membership Is Bound To Drop

Compulsory union dues are a thing of the past due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. But some say a pro-union culture in the islands will prevail.
Supreme Court Deals A Major Blow To Public Sector Unions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Deals A Major Blow To Public Sector Unions

The high court rules that unions can’t force nonmembers to pay membership dues, saying it violates the First Amendment.
Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Gets His Job Back

Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Gets His Job Back

But a labor board panel has temporarily blocked Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard's effort to release information explaining the decision.  
United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize Cory Lum/Civil Beat

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize

Most employees in the Honolulu catering department are from islands in Micronesia and rely on flight benefits to go home.
Looming Supreme Court Case Could Weaken Hawaii’s Unions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Looming Supreme Court Case Could Weaken Hawaii’s Unions

Many expect the nation's highest court to make public-sector union dues voluntary, reversing four decades of labor law.